Curcuma longa This spice goes back before Biblical times when it was used primarily to make perfumes, a testament to its exotic fragrance. It is mentioned in Sanskrit writings. We have records of turmeric being used back as far as 600 BC. This relative of the ginger family is used both for its flavor as well as for its color. When peeled, dried, and ground it has a bright gold and yellow color. It is used most often in curries. It is also a primary ingredient in American yellow mustard. It is what gives American mustard its yellow color and not the ground mustard seed that is also an important ingredient. Turmeric is also an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce. It is often used lightly in dishes as a substitute for the much more expensive saffron.
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